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Gunmen kill Pakistani working at Iranian Consulate (AP)
November 12, 2009 at 12:49 am

A Pakistani Army helicopter flies over the northwest tribal district of Mohmand in August. At least 10 Pakistani security personnel went missing after Taliban militants attacked their convoy in a lawless tribal region on the Afghan border, officials said Wednesday.(AFP/File/A Majeed)AP - Gunmen killed a Pakistani working at the Iranian Consulate in Peshawar on Thursday, the latest in a wave of attacks in or near the largest city in the militant-riddled northwest, said police.



Foreclosures dip 3 pct. in October from September (AP)
November 12, 2009 at 12:22 am

AP - The number of homeowners on the brink of losing their homes dipped in October, the third straight monthly decline, as foreclosure prevention programs helped more borrowers.

Taylor Swift wins CMA entertainer of the year (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Taylor Swift performs at the 43rd Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.  (AP Photo/Josh Anderson)AP - Taylor Swift made history at the Country Music Awards, becoming the youngest person to win entertainer of the year and the first solo female to win it in a decade.



N.Korea: S.Korean military will pay for sea clash (AFP)
November 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm

South Korea Navy-issued photo shows high-speed patrol boats on patrol. North Korea accused South Korea's military Thursday of staging a naval clash this week to raise tensions on the peninsula, and said it would pay dearly for the provocation.(AFP/HO/File)AFP - North Korea accused South Korea's military Thursday of staging a naval clash this week to raise tensions on the peninsula, and said it would pay dearly for the provocation.



LeBron, Shaq help Cavs to 102-93 win over Magic (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) takes a shot over Orlando Magic forward Brandon Bass (30) and center Marcin Gortat, of Poland, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. (AP Photo/John Raoux)AP - LeBron James scored 36 points, Shaquille O'Neal provided an inside presence and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 102-93 on Wednesday night in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals.



Shooting suspect's superiors questioned behavior (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the U.S. Army doctor identified by authorities as the suspect in a mass shooting at the U.S. Army post in Fort Hood, Texas, is seen in this undated handout photo from a pdf file of the U.S. Government Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences downloaded on November 6, 2009. REUTERS/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/HandoutAP - A group of doctors overseeing Nidal Malik Hasan's medical training discussed concerns about his overly zealous religious views and strange behavior months before the Army major was accused of a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, that left 13 dead and 29 wounded.



Jury convicts Ark. man in death of TV anchorwoman (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Curtis Lavelle Vance, arrives Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 at the Little Rock, Ark., Pulaski County Courthouse for his capital murder trial. (AP Photo/Mike Wintroath)AP - A man was convicted of capital murder Wednesday for beating an Arkansas TV anchorwoman so brutally that her face was shattered and she never regained consciousness before dying five days later.



Lou Dobbs leaving CNN for 'new opportunities' (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm

FILE - In this 2005 file photo provided by CNN, news anchor Lou Dobbs sits on the set of his show, 'Lou Dobs Tonight,' in New York  (AP Photo/CNN, Mark Hill, File)AP - CNN's Lou Dobbs, a lightning rod for criticism following his transition from a business journalist to an opinionated anchor on such issues as illegal immigration, told viewers on Wednesday that he was quitting his nightly show to pursue new opportunities.



Obama pushes for changes in Afghan strategy options (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Marines in the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, prepare to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom November 3,at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Most Americans oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan, as President Barack Obama nears a decision on whether to ramp up US engagement in the eight-year war, a poll suggested on Wednesday.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Logan Mock-Bunting)Reuters - President Barack Obama pushed his Afghan war council Wednesday for revisions in strategy options presented to him before he will go ahead with a final decision on boosting troop levels in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official said.



Official: Obama wants his war options changed (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

In this image released by the White House, President Barack Obama meets with his national security team to discuss Afghanistan in Situation Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2009. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)AP - President Barack Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government, a senior administration official said Wednesday.



North Korea warns South it will pay for clash (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the APEC Summit in Singapore November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Vivek PrakashReuters - North Korea said the South will pay "an expensive price" for firing at Pyongyang's retreating patrol boat on Tuesday, keeping up its saber rattling two days after a naval gunfight raised tension between the rivals.



Sources: Reid eyes payroll tax hike on wealthy to finance health reform (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, is asked questions by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. Reid is considering a plan for higher payroll taxes on the upper-income earners to help finance health care legislation he intends to introduce in the Senate in the next several days, numerous Democratic officials said Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)AP - Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering a plan for higher payroll taxes on the upper-income earners to help finance health care legislation he intends to introduce in the Senate in the next several days, numerous Democratic officials said Wednesday.



Obama warns Afghan commitment not 'open-ended' (AFP)
November 11, 2009 at 9:49 pm

US President Barack Obama greets a visitor during a walk through Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Obama warned that the US commitment to Afghanistan was AFP - President Barack Obama warned that the US commitment to Afghanistan was "not open-ended" after meeting his war cabinet to discuss the deployment of tens of thousands more troops.



10 states face looming budget disasters, report says (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm

FILE - In this Friday, July 19, 2009 file photo, security guard Suresh Sonpaki walks in front of the doors of a closed Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in San Francisco. California's ongoing fiscal crisis has attracted national attention, but a study warns that nine other states are barreling toward similar economic disaster. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)AP - In Arizona, the budget has grown so gloomy that lawmakers are considering mortgaging Capitol buildings. In Michigan, state officials dealing with the nation's highest unemployment rate are slashing spending on schools and health care.



5 men charged with sex crimes against children (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Crime scene investigators dig around a tree line as they look for evidence on a rural property in western Missouri Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, in Bates City, Mo. Crews were scouring several acres of a land in connection with the arrest of five men charged with sexually abusing children. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)AP - Authorities on Wednesday searched a rural property in western Missouri for bodies and buried glass jars containing notes written more than 15 years ago by children who may have documented sexual abuse by five members of their own family.



Stench returns near Ohio property that held bodies (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Cleveland Police investigators carry evidence bags from behind the house adjacent to Anthony Sowell's on Imperial Ave. in Cleveland Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The remains of 11 bodies were discovered at Sowell's home. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)AP - A stench around the home of a suspected serial killer returned stronger than ever Wednesday as police searched the house next door for more bodies and carried out bags of evidence.



Afghan future threatened by ex-warlords in gov't (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 file photo, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, listens to questions as First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, left, and Second Vice President Abdul Karim Khalili look on during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)AP - Warlords helped drive the Russians from Afghanistan, then shelled Kabul into ruins in a bloody civil war after the Soviets left. Now they are back in positions of power, in part because the U.S. relied on them in 2001 to help oust the Taliban after the Sept. 11 attacks.



5 men charged with sex crimes against children (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Crime scene investigators dig around a tree line as they look for evidence on a rural property in western Missouri Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, in Bates City, Mo. Crews were scouring several acres of a land in connection with the arrest of five men charged with sexually abusing children. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)AP - Authorities on Wednesday were searching a rural property in western Missouri for bodies and buried glass jars containing notes written more than 15 years ago by children who may have documented sexual abuse by five members of their own family.



Stench returns near Ohio property that held bodies (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Cleveland Police investigators carry evidence bags from behind the house adjacent to Anthony Sowell's on Imperial Ave. in Cleveland Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The remains of 11 bodies were discovered at Sowell's home. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)AP - A stench around the home of a suspected serial killer returned stronger than ever Wednesday as police searched the house next door for more bodies and carried out bags of evidence.



Israel displays coins from ancient Jewish revolt (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

A bronze coin with a palm tree dated by Israeli archaeologists to 69 AD, part of an exhibition displayed at the Davidson Center in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The Israel Antiquities Authority displayed for the first time Wednesday a collection of rare coins excavated at the foot the Temple Mount, found charred and burned from when the Romans razed the Jewish Temple nearly two thousand years ago. These some 70 coins give a rare glimpse into the period of the Jewish revolt that eventually led to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, said Hava Katz, the curator of the exhibition. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)AP - Israel displayed for the first time Wednesday a collection of rare coins charred and burned from the Roman destruction of the Jewish Temple nearly 2,000 years ago.



Australian men undress and soap up at a car wash (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

AP - It was just a routine car wash. Except there was no car — and no clothing. Four Australian men who allegedly undressed and soaped up at a car wash have been charged with exposure and public nuisance. Police said the men paid for a wash before stripping nude and cleaning themselves in the soapy water while their female companions took photos.

GMs head out to work on offseason trades (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams talks to reporters during Major League Baseball's  2009 General Managers Meetings, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)AP - General managers grabbed their bags, caught a quick lunch and headed down the corridor a short distance to their flights Wednesday after their annual meeting ended in a hotel at O'Hare International Airport.



Obama war council weighs Afghan troop boost (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Marines in the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, prepare to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom November 3,at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Most Americans oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan, as President Barack Obama nears a decision on whether to ramp up US engagement in the eight-year war, a poll suggested on Wednesday.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Logan Mock-Bunting)Reuters - President Barack Obama convened his war council on Wednesday for talks considered critical to his deliberations on boosting troop levels in the increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan.



Report: 10 states face looming budget disasters (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm

FILE - In this Friday, July 19, 2009 file photo, security guard Suresh Sonpaki walks in front of the doors of a closed Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in San Francisco. California's ongoing fiscal crisis has attracted national attention, but a study warns that nine other states are barreling toward similar economic disaster. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)AP - A study released Wednesday warns that nine states are barreling toward an economic disaster similar to California's ongoing fiscal crisis that has been marked by IOUs and budget-busting deficits.



Fort Hood probe spotlights Web-savvy preacher (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 2:20 pm

This Oct. 2008 photo by Muhammad ud-Deen shows Imam Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. The imam, who communicated with Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan and called him a hero, was once arrested in Yemen on suspicion of giving religious approval to militants to conduct kidnappings. (AP Photo/Muhammad ud-Deen)   MANDATORY CREDIT  NO SALESReuters - A radical Muslim preacher linked by U.S. intelligence to a gunman who killed 13 people at a U.S. Army base is an influential voice in English-language Internet forums increasingly used by militants unfamiliar with Arabic.



Get ready, America: Here comes Sarah Palin (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Reuters - Get ready, America. Like her or not, Sarah Palin is coming to a city near you.

Gov't says brown pelicans are endangered no longer (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 1:29 pm

FILE - In this Feb 15, 2007 file photo, an American Brown Pelican skims the water as it searches for fish in Miami Beach, Fla. After nearly 40 years on the brink of extinction, the brown pelican is coming off the endangered species list. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, FILE)AP - After nearly 40 years of struggling for survival, the brown pelican is coming off the endangered species list.



Abbas resists U.S. pressure to resume peace talks (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) greets a supporter during a visit to the West Bank village of Halhul near Hebron November 8, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar AwadReuters - The Palestinian president on Wednesday resisted U.S. pressure for a resumption of peace talks with Israel, repeating his demand for a complete halt to West Bank settlement building before negotiations.



Obama honors veterans at Arlington cemetery (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm

President Barack Obama, left, and Gen. Karl Horst, right, greet a visitor to Section 60 during an unannounced visit, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)AP - President Barack Obama carried out the traditional Veterans Day role Wednesday, then made a surprise visit to a part of Arlington National Cemetery reserved for troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, walking among the grave sites and talking to mourners.



Death penalty rare, executions rarer in military (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm

The 2007 picture provided by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences shows Nidal Malik Hasan when he entered the program for his Disaster and Military Psychiatry Fellowship. Authorities said he went on the killing spree at Fort Hood, Texas which left 13 people dead. (AP Photo/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)AP - Though the suspect in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood could face the death penalty, he will be prosecuted in a military justice system where no one has been executed in nearly a half-century.



UN says hunger stunts some 200 million children (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Head of the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) Jacques Diouf, seen here addressing the press at the FAO headquarters in Rome, launched an on-line petition to enable people to show solidarity with the world's one billion hungry ahead of a world food security summit next week.(AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)AP - Nearly 200 million children in poor countries have stunted growth because they don't get enough to eat, according to a new report published by UNICEF Wednesday before a three-day international summit on the problem of world hunger.



U.S. aid worker held over Afghan boy's shooting (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Reuters - An American aid worker in northern Afghanistan is being held by Afghan authorities over the fatal shooting of an Afghan teenager at his home, a provincial police chief said on Wednesday.

United Airlines pilot charged with being drunk (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Reuters - A United Airlines pilot has been charged after being arrested at London's Heathrow Airport on suspicion of being drunk shortly before he was about to fly a transatlantic airliner, police said on Wednesday.

A steal? Madoff's NYC, Palm Beach homes get price cuts (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 11:04 am

The living room is pictured during U.S. Marshals' media tour of imprisoned fraudster Bernard Madoff's penthouse apartment in New York September 8, 2009. REUTERS/US Marshals/PoolReuters - It's still not cheap, but Livin' La Vida Madoff may now cost a bit less. Asking prices for homes once occupied by now imprisoned Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff in Manhattan's Upper East Side and in Palm Beach, Florida, have been cut, after about two months on the market.



Nato Sec-Gen expects more resources for Afghanistan (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 9:54 am

Reuters - NATO's secretary-general said on Wednesday he expected the alliance to provide more resources for training Afghan troops and police, but would not comment on exact troop numbers.

'Veil martyr' murderer gets life sentence (AFP)
November 11, 2009 at 9:50 am

Defendant Alex Wiens is brought into a courtroom of the district court in Dresden, eastern Germany. The Russian-born German man has been sentenced to life behind bars for the brutal murder of a pregnant headscarved Egyptian woman, a crime that sparked outrage in the Muslim world.(AFP/DDP/Pool/Matthias Rietschel)AFP - A Russian-born German man was sentenced to life behind bars Wednesday for the brutal murder of a pregnant headscarved Egyptian woman, a crime that sparked outrage in the Muslim world.



Woods faces tricky test at Australian Masters (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 9:49 am

Tiger Woods of the U.S. wipes his sweat as he waits to tee off on the 18th hole during a Pro-Am match ahead of the Australian Masters golf tournament in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)AP - The sun-baked fans let out a cheer Wednesday when Tiger Woods pulled his driver from the bag, a rarity at the Australian Masters on the shortest golf course he has played all year.



Scientists: New dinosaur species found in SAfrica (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

Paleontologist Adam Yates , second left, displays fossilized bones  of  a new dinosaur species, Aardonyx Celestae,  from the early Jurassic period (about 200 million years old) during an announcement of the discovery at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The fossils, displayed on the table, were found in the town of Senekal, near Bethlehem in the Northern Free State, in South Africa. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)AP - A newly discovered dinosaur species that roamed the Earth about 200 million years ago may help explain how the creatures evolved into the largest animals on land, scientists in South Africa said Wednesday.



Bomb kills 9 security officers in Pakistan (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 9:26 am

A Pakistani Army helicopter flies over the northwest tribal district of Mohmand in August. At least 10 Pakistani security personnel went missing after Taliban militants attacked their convoy in a lawless tribal region on the Afghan border, officials said Wednesday.(AFP/File/A Majeed)AP - Officials say a roadside bomb has killed nine security officers in a Pakistani region close to the Afghan border.



World remembers sacrifice of WWI lost generation (AFP)
November 11, 2009 at 9:17 am

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in the Armistice Day ceremony in Paris. The French and German leaders stood side by side in Paris to honour the fallen of World War I, as countries around the globe held ceremonies to remember the millions who died in the conflict.(AFP/Pool/Eric Feferberg)AFP - German and French leaders stood side by side at the World War I remembrance ceremony in Paris for the first time on Wednesday as events were held around the globe to honour the millions of dead.



Geithner wants strong dollar, will tackle deficit (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 8:22 am

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrives at a Japanese restaurant for a meeting with Japan's Finance Minister Hirohisa Fujii in Tokyo November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko NakaoReuters - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday he believes strongly in the need to maintain a strong dollar and said the United States was determined to get its budget deficit down.



No talks unless Israel halts settlements: Abbas (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 8:16 am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Havana September 26, 2009.  REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa/FilesReuters - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called again on Wednesday for a halt to Israeli settlement building before he would resume talks with Israel, accusing it of trying to scupper Palestinian statehood.



Obama, Japan PM to agree on alliance review: report (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 7:15 am

Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (R) stands with U.S. President Barack Obama as they arrive at the Phipps Conservatory for an opening reception and working dinner for heads of delegation at the Pittsburgh G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Chris WattieReuters - The United States and Japan will agree this week to review their decades-old security alliance to tighten ties long term, a Japanese newspaper said Wednesday, as the two countries struggled to keep a feud over a U.S. military base from spoiling their leaders' summit.



Missing US soldier's body found in Afghan river (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 5:06 am

A U.S. Air force paratrooper packs his parachute after his landing during 'Cope-India-09', a joint exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the U.S. Air Force in the northern Indian city of Agra, October 19, 2009. A six-day joint exercise begins here on Monday. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA MILITARY POLITICS)AP - Military divers have found the body of one of two U.S. soldiers who went missing last week as they tried to recover airdropped supplies that fell into a river in western Afghanistan, NATO said Wednesday.



Blackout darkens much of Brazil and Paraguay (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 4:55 am

Cars drive through Paulista Av. in Sao Paulo during a blackout Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy Edison Lobao said a massive power failure that threw Brazil's two largest cities along with other parts of the country into darkness Tuesday night affecting millions of people, after the huge Itaipu hydroelectric dam suddenly went offline. Power was restored in some areas of the city, more than two hours after it went out. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)AP - Brazil emerged early Wednesday from a widespread power outage that plunged its major cities into darkness for hours, prompting concern from residents about another black eye for a country hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.



Massive blackout leaves Brazil on edge (AFP)
November 11, 2009 at 4:39 am

Customers at a restaurant hold candles during a blackout on November 10 in Rio de Janeiro. A massive blackout plunged tens of millions in Brazil's largest cities into darkness, sparking major disruptions, fears of crime and energy supply concerns Wednesday for the newly named Olympic hosts.(AFP/Antonio Scorza)AFP - A massive blackout plunged tens of millions in Brazil's largest cities into darkness, sparking major disruptions, fears of crime and energy supply concerns Wednesday for the newly named Olympic hosts.



Cambodia refuses Thaksin extradition demand (AFP)
November 11, 2009 at 4:32 am

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) greets former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra in Phnom Penh on November 10. Cambodia has rejected a request by Thailand to extradite Thaksin, deepening a rift over Phnom Penh's appointment of the fugitive former Thai premier as an economic adviser.(AFP/HO)AFP - Cambodia on Wednesday rejected a request by Thailand to extradite Thaksin Shinawatra, deepening a rift over Phnom Penh's appointment of the fugitive former Thai premier as an economic adviser.



Clinton says Korea naval fight won't deter U.S. envoy visit (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 4:28 am

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the APEC Summit in Singapore November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Vivek PrakashReuters - A naval skirmish between the two Koreas will not derail the Obama administration's plans to send its first envoy to Pyongyang to revive dormant nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.



Military sees increase in wounded in Afghanistan (AP)
November 11, 2009 at 4:01 am

U.S. Army soldiers of A-BTRY 2/377 PFAR Task Force Steel wait to fire a 105mm Howitzer during a training session at FOB Tillman, Afghanistan, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno DomingosAP - Far from winding down, the numbers of wounded U.S. soldiers coming home have continued to swell. The problem is especially acute among those who fought in Afghanistan, where nearly four times as many troops were injured in October as a year ago.



Body of missing U.S. soldier found in Afghan river (Reuters)
November 11, 2009 at 3:56 am

An Italian paratrooper with the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) lands as other Italian soldiers stand by during a changing command ceremony at the Provincial Reconstruction Team compound run by the Italian military forces in Herat, Herat province west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. Over 2, 300 Italian soldiers are serving part of the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)Reuters - The body of one of two U.S. soldiers, missing since last week, has been found by a military diving team in a river in western Afghanistan, NATO-led forces and the U.S. military said on Wednesday.


 

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